Friday, June 03, 2011

Luc Ferry : « Virez-nous ces vieux pervers ! »

The French prosecutor's office opened a preliminary investigation Wednesday after a former government minister alleged that another ex-minister had participated in an orgy with young boys in Morocco.
Sure. Whatever. CIA plot. It’s the “mature” attitude about ”romance” molesting and exploiting the weak that we’re all supposed to stay in awe of.
Ferry, who was education minister from 2002 to 2004, did not name the minister or the government in which that minister had served, but said during a television show Monday that he heard about the case from a prime minister. He did not specify which one.
He goes on to display just WHY there are so many vociferous calls by politicians to protect the “private lives” of politicians: virtually no-one in the “débat-o-sphere seems to want to back him up in his effort to cut away the rot from the tree.
"Me, I know and I think I am not alone," Ferry said on the show on Canal Plus cable TV debating the long-standing French tradition of respect for private lives.
I think it will be lonlier there than he thinks, unless a virtue can somehow be made of virtue in such a fashion that people, even if begrudgingly feel forced to show their clean hands, even if this requires the same kind of ritualistic display that is required of public figures where the “social state” is concerned.

Along the same lines an associate of Ferry’s former boss, Jacque Chirac, has been sentenced to 6 months in the pokey for using his position to abuse women.

Jean-Claude Raynaud, 75, former deputy prefect and former chief of staff for the office of Rocard Fabius and Chirac, appeared [in court] on Wednesday for "attempted sexual assault abuse of office, and harassment to the obtaining sexual favors, "against three women. Between 2005 and 2007, while serving as a representative of the prosecutor, he was responsible for notifying accused of the law. He then took advantage ...

On March 13, 2007, Emily (pseudonym), aged 35, was summoned from the delegate of the prosecutor for a [warning and a] reminder of the law after hitting her child. Once in the office of Jean-Claude Raynaud, posing as the prosecutor of Evry and recounts his past as prefect. He says he has the power to include or not the sentence on his criminal record, which means loss of work and childcare.
Distraught, she cries. Jean-Claude Raynaud leans over and kisses her on the cheek, then twice on the mouth.
Four days later, she comes to a new venue, equipped with a dictaphone to give evidence ... This time he takes her car in a parking lot, fondle her breasts and body and asked to be massaged sexually. To reassure the young wife, he leaves a sign "police." A few days later, Emily filed a complaint.
A government type in a nanny state threating a loss of benefits to get his way. My my. Shocked, anyone? Does anyone now wonder why the benefits of a large, all-encompassing government, involving itself in every feature of peoples’ lives, particularly that of women and children, so vigorously defended by the political class? It’s more than just their meal ticket.